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both

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbothboth1 /bəʊθ $ boʊθ/ ●●● S1 W1 determiner, predeterminer, pronoun 🔊 🔊 1 BOTHused to talk about two people, things etc together, and emphasize that each is includedeither 🔊 Both Helen’s parents are doctors. 🔊 Hold it in both hands. 🔊 You can both swim, can’t you? 🔊 They both started speaking together. 🔊 Oxford is not far from Stratford, so you can easily visit both in a day.both of 🔊 Both of my grandfathers are farmers.2 somebody can’t have it both waysGrammarWord orderYou use both before a plural noun: Both women were tall.You use both or both of before a determiner such as ‘the’, ‘these’, or ‘my’: Both (of) the women were tall.Both (of) her parents are dead. Don’t say: the both women | her both parentsYou use both after a pronoun: We both come from Scotland.You use both after the first auxiliary verb: We have both worked there.They could both be described as robots.NegativesBoth is not usually used in negative clauses. You say: Neither of these methods is perfect. Don’t say: Both of these methods are not perfect.bothboth2 conjunction 🔊 🔊 both ... and ...
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